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Old 11-30-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default Spy Video: Porsche Panamera (autoexpress)

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First footage of Porsche's four-door coupe testing

Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking had just recently announced it in an interview with the German motoring magazine Auto, Motor & Sport, and here is the proof: Porsche’s new four-door coupé – dubbed Panamera – has begun its testing marathon this week, and we have the first footage that show the real car in full action. Scheduled for an official presentation at the 2009 Geneva show, the fourth range from Porsche is developed to be a strong competitor to the Mercedes CLS and the future Aston Martin Rapide and Volkswagen four-door coupé.

Though the Panamera takes over design elements from the 911 range, there will be significant differences, too: While the first has always kept its rear-mounted boxer engine, the newcomer will do with a choice of three front-mounted motors, though set back to the centre of the car as much as possible. The entry-level unit will be Volkswagen’s 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit developing 300 bhp, while Porsche’s own drivetrain will be a direct-injection eight-cylinder petrol engine, available in naturally-aspirated guise (350 bhp) and with twin-turbo (560 bhp). That should be enough to beat out the competition for a while: Mercedes’ CLS 63 AMG comes up with 'only' 514 bhp. However, should Stuttgart make the CLS even stronger, Zuffenhausen would strike back with the Porsche GT’s 700-bhp ten-cylinder unit ...

The target for the Panamera is to be a true sportscar while at the same time it shall be a family-car for every-day with four full seats, easy access to the rear and a luggage compartment of around 450 litres. When it hits the road in 2009, Porsche hopes to be able to sell 20,000 units annually – and to jump over the barrier of 100,000 sold cars per year.
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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I am unsure of this car. It looks disporportionate. The back looks way to high.. and bulky.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Blind spot!!! Aghh!
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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that thing looks f-in hot! i like it.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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Unless Porsche REALLY blows it, this car is bound to succeed. It's just the right niche for the Porsche.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:31 PM   #6
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loved the way it looks.... but the rear looks really pudgy.

I can see this being big though.... I just dont know about that rear end
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